WSU Kodaly Program

Kirk Olson, Kodaly Program Director:  kodaly@wichita.edu

Steve Oare, WSU Kodaly Administrator:  steve.oare@wichita.edu

Elaine Bernstorf, WSU Kodaly Administrator:  elaine.bernstorf@wichita.edu

The Wichita State University Kodaly Program started with a single workshop entitled A Taste of Kodaly,  in 2004. Jo Kirk was the presenter at that three-day workshop where she inspired over 50 teachers with her energetic view of Kodaly teaching.  Since that time, the program has grown to a three-level Certification Program supported by WSU, USD 259 and a PDAE Grant from the U.S. Department of Education (2008-2012).  Kirk Olson and Lisa Simmelink, both WSU music education alumni, introduced Wichita teachers to the Kodaly philosophy. Today our graduates are being recognized nationally for their excellence as Kodaly inspired teachers.




Kodaly Certification Program Information  


Kodaly Children's Choir Camp


Professional Development for Arts Educators Grant






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In addition to the housing options we have on campus, the College of Fine Arts houses many of our incoming clinicians/artists at the Wesley Inn.
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